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Love this name for a boy or girl, don't like the alternative spelling of BO though. (abbreviation for body odour!)
sjai74  3/21/2005
An alteration of Beau is Beauford or Beuford.
― Anonymous User  4/17/2005
Means 'Handsome' in French.
iamkristen  7/11/2005
I think this is an adorable name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2005
BEAU, BEAU, BEAU... likable that's for sure! But I think this name is GREAT!
misslucy2u2007  9/17/2005
In Gone with the Wind, Beau is the son of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2005
In "Gone with the Wind", Beau was short for Beauregard.
Ylva  12/19/2005
Actually, the son of Melanie and Ashley IS just Beau - I reread the novel recently and checked just because I had to be sure. But he is Beau and not Beauregard.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2010
A "beau" is also a word for a dandy or a boyfriend. For that reason, I really dislike it for a child!
WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/20/2006
Beau is a cute name for a boy, but it seems more like a nickname than a real name.
visitor27  11/27/2006
I believe this name means "BEAUTFUL" because if you add TIFUL to BEAU you get BEAUTIFUL.
Taydbug112  12/14/2006
This is the kind of nickname that I would give a child but not a real name.
writing the world  3/18/2007
Who would ever name their son Beau? You must be nuts if you like this!
LibbyBeth  3/22/2007
Libby, I don't like the name Beau either, but you certainly don't have to be nuts because you like it! That's a very rude comment.
Caprice  7/12/2007
My Mom named her son Beau. She's also quite sane. I've never had anyone tell me it's bad. They usually tell me how unique and nice it is.

I'm also not obnoxious. And it's also not a nickname. My full name is Beau. If I was obnoxious, my name might be Elizabeth or Ouaie.
bbollinger1  8/3/2007
I'm sorry, but I think of this name as obnoxious.
Ouaie  6/15/2007
I really like the name Isabeau. It's a legitimate old name. What holds me back is that Beau is the masculine form and Belle is the feminine for of beautiful. But I hear "BOW' and "BELL" like she Is-a-bell and she Is-a-Beau. I don't think I'll choose it if everyone things I'm nuts. :( But what about for a middle name? On husband's side of the family it's a crazy tradition to call everyone by their middle name, even more so then their first, and is a little out of hand and confusing, but that's the way it is!
StinkweedMcGilicutty  8/6/2007
Usage is French.
august  9/12/2007
Unfortunately, it seems like this name is a victim of the "redneck" stereotype propagated by popular entertainment. It just reminds me of the characters on "Mama's Family" or a one-liner from Jeff Foxworthy.
leananshae  12/17/2007
My boyfriend's name is Beau and I'm Bella. Beau & Bella sound great together, don't you think?
― Anonymous User  1/4/2008
Beau can also be short for Beaucephus.
Neko  1/21/2008
I think of /Auntie Mame/ immediately. I don't like the way the name looks, so it's not a favorite name for me, but it has loads of positive associations.
aqualime  3/31/2008
I think the name Beau sounds a little odd for a full name, but it's not a paticularly bad name. Better suited for a nickname in my opinion.
Lait du Chocolat  4/6/2008
Beau Burchell, guitarist of Saosin.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2008
Actor Beau Bridges, son of Lloyd Bridges and brother of Jeff Bridges.
Kosta  4/21/2008
Ah well, I guess it's not that bad, and it does beat the spelling Bo, as this variant actually has a meaning and looks more mature and sophisticated. But somehow the name just makes me think of guys that aren't very bright. Some people have named their daughters this, or plan on doing so, because of the meaning. I suppose they don't get that this is the masculine equivalent of the word for 'beautiful', and Belle is the feminine equivalent. This is a very masculine name by all means.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
I think this name is a bit pretentious, and not very nice-sounding. Also, if it's the masculine equivalent of "beautiful", doesn't it just mean "handsome"? Ah, well.
FMRadio  6/3/2008
Beau is Natalia Wood's (Judy's) brother's name in "Rebel Without A Cause."
― Anonymous User  7/15/2008
I'm not against this name, but I'm not really with it, either. But it is an old name, a name that you don't hear anymore. At least I don't. And I have to disagree; you aren't nuts just because you like this name. Different people like diferent names and this is it. :)
_0TophasNails_1  11/22/2008
Beau Brummell- He was an influential English gentleman and was quite the dandy. He hung about with the Prince Regent and Lord Byron. His real name was George but he went by Beau.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2009
Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and her partner Jade Jones named their son Beau Lee.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2009
Beau is NOT used as a given name in France. If you are considering this for your son, just be aware of that.
bananarama  4/19/2009
I like this name because it reminds me of my neighbor who also bears this name. Even though it's slang for a boyfriend, people might put that in the past, or at least hopefully. I'm glad it's not overused like Daniel, Michael, and Jacob.
CharlieRob  7/31/2009
I really love this name for a boy! It's so cute for a little baby but would fit him for the rest of his life.
SummerSerenades  8/27/2009
I like it more for a girl.
SkullRose  12/21/2009
I used to like this name because I thought it was pronounced like the beginning of beautiful. But when I found out it was said like boo I stopped liking it.
MirandaIrie  11/23/2010
I love this name for a boy or a girl. I had Beau Lily picked out at one point, but decided on something else. It is a gorgeous name, though.
angiec8420  6/28/2011
I love the name Bo or Beau as a middle name. We are considering naming our baby (if it's a girl) Macy Bo or Macy Beau or Macy Belle. So, I am a huge fan!
MomtobePammy  6/10/2014
As someone with the first name Beau, I was not a big fan of it at first. So many people mispronounced it. However, over time, I grew to like it very much. I've only met a handful of other people named Beau, so I've come to enjoy its relative uniqueness. One of the only drawbacks about it that I'm still not a fan of, is that I've had quite a few instances of when people first hear my name, they exclaim: "Oh! I named my dog Beau!" (sighs).
beausmithftl  7/4/2014
Love the name Beau. It's my daughters' middle name.
mumtoprincesscandc  10/28/2014
Now there's a unisex name I actually like on both! :) Simple but classy and unusual. And the proper way to pronounce it, of course, is "bow" as in "bow and arrow."
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  5/12/2015
I happen to LOVE my name regardless of what all the dullards think of it. My actual name is Beauregard but I go by Beau. It is my first name, not my middle name (Beauregard/Beau Alan). My last name is three syllables. I like the flow no matter if I use Beau or Beauregard.

Beau is NOT unisex! It is masculine. Got it? Belle is the feminine form. Understand?

I agree with some people, Beau is best suited for a nickname since it seems very informal to me. You don't do your child any favors in life by dumbing down his/her name since your name goes where your face cannot, especially in business or professional situations.
I AM Southern, and I currently hold two doctorate degrees. Please stow that BS about it representing ignorant rednecks since that is not the case. Now if you want to talk about "Bubba" on the other hand... LOL.
Some folks simply don't know how to behave, especially online. The very idea of being so rude! O-M-G! Trashy people would not be welome no matter where they go or what name they use!
BeauFL  8/7/2015
Namesake is Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Beau Daniel Bennett.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2015
I've once thought this name was Hawaiian in origin, as well as French. Have an old school friend named Beau, and his parents are from Hawaii, but lives in the Vania now.

Like Boou, instead of the usual Boh.
TanorFaux  11/1/2015
I named my son Beau, and have had nothing but lovely comments about his name. I knew no other Beau's when I named my son, but now know of 3 other little boys. It is French for handsome, and my nan said it was used as a term for their male admirers/boyfriends. I don't understand how people think it's unisex when spelt "Beau".. Belle is the female equivalent.
leilei91  12/12/2015

Whatever this name means in French, the English dictionary describes it as a "fop" or a "dandy." I've had to endure being referred to as a borderline homosexual every day of my entire life. Did my parents hate masculinity, or did they just hate me?

It'll damage your son's sense of virility if you name him this. He'll be teased as "gay-bo" in school, and he'll someday turn round and say, "ma, da, I hate you both and think you're incredibly stupid people."

This name is literally misandry, and if you hate masculinity that much then it'd be kinder to give your son up for adoption BEFORE you name him.
Beau Batchelor  3/4/2016
Can also be used as a short form of Beauregard.
Jghazt333  3/5/2016
My daughter was born in 2005 and I named her Beau. I am from the South and Beau has a very southern sound to it. It is not a family name, as I am asked that a lot. I picked this name because I spent a month in Paris and fell in love with the city and everything French. Beau is French and the meaning is beautiful. I also wanted to give my child a unique name. My mom hated this name, by the way. As soon as I had my daughter, you knew she was a Beau (beautiful) and her middle name is Grace. Beautiful Grace is what I sometimes call her. The name grew on my mom after my daughter was born. A name does not make a person, rather a person can make a name. Just my opinion on the name Beau.
astal21  4/28/2016
The name Beau was given to 44 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
I absolutely love this name... for a BOY. It does irk me a bit when I come across a girl named "Beau" because someone thought it meant "beautiful" which it does, but it is the MASCULINE meaning of beautiful while "Belle" is the feminine. So if you are looking at "Beau" for your girl, DON'T. Quit trying so hard to make everything "gender equal."
― Anonymous User  1/26/2017
Beau Merrick from the The Sims 3: Late Night is a bearer of this name.
lilolaf  2/28/2017
Beau means beautiful in French, but only as a masculine adjective. Feminine is belle. But no one in France names their son Beau, we only see that in US TV series. No one would ever name their daughter Beau, because it's male. And no one calls their daughter Belle because it would sound too pretentious and is the name of a famous dog (in Belle and Sebastian).
luxsword  3/11/2017
I also advise not to use it as short for Beauford, as Beaufort (with a t) is a cheese.
luxsword  3/11/2017
My AUNT was named Beau Daniels, real name. She was an actress on the London West End stage.
melodymaster  3/26/2017
Honestly some people are taking this to the limit, A lot of names are made up as the parents like the sound. My name is Sara (English - pronounced to rhyme with Tara ) so its *Sara Beau* and I adore my name. My nickname is BoBo. But as the great Bard said "What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
CCRocker77  11/15/2017
Well I have a grandson and his name is spelled Beaux. I love it and he's perfect and Beau and Bella are great names together.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2018
Alternate spelling, Bo.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  4/15/2018

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